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Project by jar944 posted 12-24-2017 05:49 PM 453 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The wife wanted a table (that could seat 12) and it had to be done by christmas so I knocked this out over the last couple weeks. The top is sapele dyed with brown mahogany trans-tint. Topcoat is lenmar ultralaq precat lacquer It’s 42”x120” and finished out at 1.300” thick.

The base is all poplar. Aprons are 1.25”x4” with a 12mm bead. Lega are 5×5”. It s all domino joinery, 12×100mm for the leg to apron joint and 8×35mm for the three apron Center stretchers. The base is sprayed in lenmar duralaq precat lacquer in cloud white


I ended up making a jig to make all the 48” curved cauls for the final glueups.





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#1 posted 12-24-2017 06:50 PM

Jar, that’s some fine workmanship on display. Great choice of wood and the finishing is top notch.

What wood did you use for the cauls? Is there a formula for determining the arc of a caul?

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 12-24-2017 07:09 PM

I agree about the great looking top.

Also curious about he caul arc?


Jar, that s some fine workmanship on display. Great choice of wood and the finishing is top notch.

What wood did you use for the cauls? Is there a formula for determining the arc of a caul?

- CL810


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#3 posted 12-24-2017 07:31 PM

No formula. The wood is just construction lumber. The caul jig pulls the center of the cauls with a washer head spax screw. Itso run through the table saw and cut while under tension. It was just trial and error until I found the amount of finished force i liked. I tried 1/4 at first and it wasn’t enough so I doubled it to 1/2.

My only issue was the small t20 bit driving the spax screw. I ended up snapping about 6 or 7 tips making all 20

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#4 posted 12-24-2017 08:24 PM

Thanks jar.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 12-27-2017 01:37 PM

great work – this turned out really nice

-- Greg Simon

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